Panasonic VIERA X1 TC-L26X1 Reviews, 720p LCD HDTV

Panasonic VIERA X1 TC-L26X1 Reviews, 720p LCD HDTV

Included universal iPod dock - enjoy music, videos and photos on your VIERA HDTV

VIERA Image Viewer lets you share your digital photos with friends and family directly from SD cards

VIERA Link lets you control your compatible Panasonic DVD recorder, Blu-ray Disc player, home theater sound system and HD camcorder, all with a single remote and helpful on-screen menus

TC-L26X1 has two HDMI inputs and PC input


P. Ritzen (Weimar, TX)
At Amazon price, you simply can't do better than this. Once i attached the stand and hooked up her Wii, XBOX 360 and Logitech Z-5500, i turned it on and blew through the initial setup in a matter of seconds. We purchased an official Nintendo Wii component cable and it looks great on this TV, running at 480P. Since the wife's 360 is an Arcade version, it does have HDMI out but it came with a regular Composite AV cable which doesn't have the Optical out on the dongle so i pulled an HDMI cable out of my Onkyo HT-S6200 to see if the 360's sound would pass through to the TV set, and what do you know? It actually does! So now she has her Wii connected to the TC-L26X1 through Component + RCA Stereo, her XBOX 360 with an HDMI cable and a single Optical cable from the TV to the Logitech Z-5500, and it all looks and sounds fantastic. I can't say anything about the actual TV sound because whenever i buy a new LCD TV, the first thing i do is disable the internal speakers.

- Beautiful, vibrant and very crisp video from digital (XBOX 360 @ 720P) as well as an analog (Nintendo Wii @ 480P) signals.
- Easy to use remote, quick and easy initial setup and a complete and easy to navigate OSD User Interface.
- Accepts sound through HDMI, and passes it through to the optical out so cables can be kept to a minimum.
- The price, even at $299 it's still a great deal.

- Only one Component input.
- Attaching the stand requires either a Phillips screwdriver with magnetic tip or a pair of needle-nose pliers.
Jim B. (SFO, Ca)
TC-L26X1 has a great picture, easy to use. Things that make me give it 4 instead of 5 stars:

Stand installation. There are four phillips screws that affixes the stand to the screen. This would be simple enough, but the screws need to set in recesses of about 1 1/4", and the recesses don't guide the screw. I did it by lightly taping the screw to the screwdriver tip and guiding it blindly straight down until I could feel the screw engage.

Outputs. The only audio output is an optical, so if you want to run sound through an older A/V system with RCA inputs only, you're out of luck.
L. LaFranca (NY, NY)
You won't find this product any cheaper than here. For $289.99, it is a STEAL! I've had it for a week already and let me tell you how amazing this product is! It is easy to use, easy to configure. The picture and sound are great!

My favorite feature about TC-L26X1 is that they give you an ipod dock with it. This ipod dock can be used to play music, photos and.... MOVIES! You can convert your DVDs into .AVIs and easilly watch them on your ipod dock onto your TV! The quality is amazing and you won't be dissapointed.

The only downside is that it takes about 5 seconds to turn on the TV after the button is pressed. But aside from that, TC-L26X1 is a GREAT product!

TrailWinds "tbb" (NW Arkansas)
Had been thinking it was getting time to transition from my old television set to digital LCD.
Since this was my first experience and exposure to one of these, I will not calim to be an authority on too many details. TC-L26X1 came up on the Gold-box deals at a price which beat pretty much everything else I'd seen available, and one I was willing to invest in for my first 'go'.

The picture quality truly is quite the improvement over non-digital/LCD, and well worth it. Sometimes I sort of shake my head in a double-take because the definition or quality is so ....real. You know, kind of like coming into sudden tight, clean focus over the Grand Canyon at the perfect time of day, or, maybe, (contrasting this to my old tv) the sun suddenly bursting through the clouds after a totally over-cast day, and bringing everything to 'light'.

I like the iPod feature because I purchase a number of movies through iTunes an sometimes would like to enjoy them on a larger screen.

The only negative I have on TC-L26X1 is that it seems to have a lag-time of coming on after you power it up. The wait-time reminds me of our old tvs of the 1960s. But I can live with it. The rest of the advantages are well worth the wait. I am very happy with this purchase.

Customer (Washington, DC United States)
TC-L26X1 is overall a nice TV in its price range, we paid 260 the day after Christmas. We returned the same TV earlier, which we paid 300 because we decided to get Sony but saw attractive price so bought it again. Anyway, it has all those qualities mentioned by other reviewers. Just wanted to add about analog audio output. Amazon described "Analog Audio Output: Yes" under Product Features and Technical Details but it is not true. There is no analog audio output, it has only one audio output and which is digital. You will need adapter like this Digital Audio To Analog Audio Converter and y-cable like this 2 x RCA Male / 1 x 3.5mm Stereo Female, Y-Cable, 6 inch. Adapter comes with toslink (optical cable) so you don't need to buy one. I checked brand name TVs from manufacturers websites and all TC-L26X1 come with digital audio output. This feature will not matter for most people but a big matter for us who live in small apartment and wanted TV in every room and wanted to watch in high volume, especially at nights.

PS: DirectTV remote-control code for this TV is 10650.

PS2: This TV is assembled in Mexico (in case you don't like made in China).

PS3: I was thinking of these: TVs Sylvania LC321SSX 32-Inch HD Flat Panel LCD TV and Panasonic VIERA S1 Series TC-L32S1 32-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV, which have headphone jack but both won't fit in the place we wanted to put a new TV.

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